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Rev Billy Graham Dead At 99

February 21, 2018 - 6:59 pm

The man known as "America's Pastor" Reverend Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. Reverend Graham died at his home in North Carolina. Rev. Graham had been out of the public eye for more than 10 years. He ministered to several Presidents including George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Rev Graham founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which is now lead by his son Rev Franklin Graham. 

Representative John Lewis made the following remarks upon hearing of the death of Reverend Billy Graham: 

“Billy Graham was a noble man — a true servant of God; he had the ability to speak truth to power.  He was like a shepherd looking over the flock of humankind.  He was a man of hope, a man of faith—a man of love, and he will be sorely missed. “Many years ago, I first heard Billy Graham in person when I was a college student in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was so inspiring.  He taught us how to live and how to serve. “A few short years ago I had the opportunity to visit him at his beautiful home in the North Carolina mountains.  He was so warm and uplifting. You knew by being in his presence that he was a man of faith and patience.  I will never forget the meeting I had with him. “Billy Graham must be looked upon as a saint among humankind.  I wish his family my deepest condolences during this period of mourning.”

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Statement on the Passing of Reverend Billy Graham

The City of Atlanta offers its sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and countless followers of Reverend Billy Graham. His inspiring leadership comforted and enlightened Christians around the world as he shared the message of the Gospel. Reverend Graham united his followers in faith and will be remembered fondly by all who claim membership in the universal congregation of peace and good will.

Evangelist Alveda C. King:

“The lives of my family have been personally intertwined with those of Dr. Graham and his family throughout our lifetime. My “Uncle ML,” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ministered with Dr. Billy in New York at Madison Square Gardens during the 1950s. Together, in living color, bridging the racial divide, they debunked the colorblind myth; revealing the mystery of Acts 16:26 - One Blood, One Human Race. 
“Today I join America and the world in prayers for the Graham family; not just mourning their loss, as Dr. Graham will be sorely missed; but also celebrating the life of this precious man of God.”

Funeral arrangements for Rev. Billy Graham have not been announced.